I may have to start giving my snoogle another try. Sleeping on my side without anything near my front is KILLING my hips. I feel like now that I am much bigger than I used to be, I might move less if I were more comfortable. So snoogle, you're going to get another chance as soon as I can wrestle the pillowcase off of you and wash it! :)
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Someone gave me a tip last week to turn my pillow around so the curved end is at my feet, not my head. I'm just using a regular pillow under my head again. The point of turning it is so that your knees and feet are both resting on the body pillow. Apparently that helps to align your spine even better than only putting something between your knees. She said that you can actually make more pain for yourself by not also putting something between your feet because it stresses your hips.
I've started doing this and it really does seem to make a difference. The woman I met, who is also currently pregnant, is a physiotherapist so I figure she knows a little bit about what she's talking about. :)
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Also using the snoogle and loving it. I, too, find it most comfortable with it between both my knees and ankles. And mine is covered in cat hair because my cat decided pretty quickly to sleep wedged between me and the pillow (he crawls under the blanket to get there).
I'm trying to picture how people are using the snoogle between legs and ankles... I have the curve of the big C behind me with one small curve between my legs with the tip of it under my belly, and the other small curve under my head/shoulders. Then I still need another pillow to snuggle so my top shoulder doesn't go numb. And I almost always wake up leaning back on the long stretch of pillow.
Where is the long stretch of pillow if you have it between you feet?
Oh, and I need something between my ankles too, but I just use the blankets.
Altair, I have mine so that the curved part is between my ankles. I sort of hug/lean on the top straight part and sometimes I like to put it under my belly just a little bit. The top of the straight part I have starting just below the pillow I under my head. Sleeping on my side with my knees slightly bent, my feet have all sorts of room on the bottom where the C part is.